Monday, January 19, 2015

Two more wins

PPCFC U-17s vs Prekchey, back row, LtoR: Rozak, Sakrovy, Chanchav, Samnang, Senteang, Soksela. Front: Noron, Noeut, Ponvuthy, Muslim, Phearath - click to enlarge
Result: Phnom Penh Crown Academy U-17s 4 Prekchey Keila 0 (Friendly).
The Academy came out on top in this practice match at RSN Stadium against one of their fellow Hun Sen Cup teams and dominated the whole game. After keeping the Prekchey goalkeeper busy for most of the first-half, Crown broke the deadlock, with two goals in the last three minutes of the opening period. Both goals were fabulous shots, both from outside the box, that whistled into the back of the net, first by Mat Noron and then Mat Sakrovy. In the 2nd half, Prekchey hit the post but it was all Crown and In Sodavid rounded off another incisive move with a goal on 78 minutes. Sraing Titchhy blasted against the cross bar and then tucked in goal number four from Ken Chansopheak's cross with three minutes left on the clock.

PPCFC U-15s vs Rooy7, back row, LtoR: Chanmony, Chetra, Samnang, Sovannaroth, Rafat. Front:Punlork, Kakada, Rina, S David, Samel, Piseth - click to enlarge

Result: Phnom Penh Crown Academy U-15s 10 Rooy7 1 (Friendly).
This was a one-sided practice match which the Academy U-15s dominated from start to finish, leading 3-nil at the interval of two 35-minute periods at RSN Stadium. Tong Chanmony opened the scoring with a class drive into the roof of the net from Mit Samel's pass on six minutes. Nann Punlork's 20-yard grounder crept under the keeper's body on 15 minutes and there were close shaves from Sin Kakada, Chanmony who hit the cross-bar and Mao Piseth, who led the defence a merry dance. On 32 minutes Piseth tucked away Kakada's cross with a volleyed scissor-kick to give the Academy a three-goal interval lead. Crown were on the front front from the restart and Svang Samnang tested his range from the edge of the box, which the keeper turned aside. In the third minutes, Chanmony and Piseth toyed with the defence and the latter volleyed in his second of the game. Kakada found the top corner with a superb 25-yard effort eight minutes in as Rooy7 struggled to cope, though they scored a breakaway a minute later to get on the scoresheet. However, a minute later, order was restored as Chanmony finished off a nice move from Samnang and Piseth. The Crown striker was in sparkling form and another jinking run saw his effort deflected over the bar. On 54 minutes Samel fed Samnang and he planted the ball in the far corner with a slide-rule finish. Substitute Lim Pisoth sent a skidding shot in off the post from well outside the penalty area on 62 minutes for number eight, though Kie Rina was disappointed to see his thunderbolt turned away at the final moment by a flying goalkeeper. Samnang produced a stunning 25-yard drive into the top right-hand corner of the net on 65 minutes and in the final minute, Piseth grabbed his hat-trick with a typically cool finish from Pech Sovannaroth's pass to end the game at 10-1.

PPCFC U-15s: Rafat, Rina (Pisoth 36), Chetra (Samel 51), Sovannaroth, Samnang (Chetra 66), Punlork (Rina 51), Samel (Safy 36), Kakada (Punlork 66), S David (Davann 25), Chanmony (S David 46), Piseth. MOTM: Piseth. Goals: Piseth 3 (32, 38, 70), Chanmony 2 (6, 45), Samnang 2 (54, 65), Punlork (15), Kakada (43), Pisoth (62).

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